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Wells Pulls Back, Chase Sees Thinner Margins

The country’s largest auto lender, Wells Fargo, tempered its auto lending activities in 2015’s first quarter, with new originations down 10% from the previous year. Also reporting was J.P. Morgan Chase, which increased originations by 9%.

April 16, 2015

NIADA Takes on Oregon BHPH Legislation

NIADA Takes on Oregon BHPH Legislation

The NIADA, its newly-formed BHPH Commission and Oregon’s independent dealer association are tackling legislation the industry believes could damage the ability of high-risk consumers to purchase cars in the state.

April 8, 2015

CPS CEO: Finance Source Ahead of the Compliance Curve

Consumer Portfolio Services CEO Charles Bradley laid out the lender’s compliance efforts during a quarterly earnings call last week. The finance source’s subprime lending activities are currently being investigated by Department of Justice.

February 24, 2015

Asbury Posts Record Earnings in Q4 2014

Fourth-quarter F&I net per vehicle retailed rose $30 from a year ago to $1,374 for the public dealer group. That performance helped drive record earnings during the quarter.

February 12, 2015

Penske Posts Most Profitable Year Behind Strong Q4 Performance

Penske Automotive Group realized a 16% increase in revenue and a 14% bump in adjusted income from continuing operations in 2014’s fourth quarter. The dealer group’s CEO also discussed its plan to pilot the NADA’s fair credit compliance program at four stores.

February 12, 2015

AutoNation Posts Record Fourth Quarter

The dealer group realized its 17th consecutive quarter of double-digit year-over-year growth in earnings per share, with net income from continuing operations reaching a record $117 million in the end-of-year quarter.

February 5, 2015

Ally ‘Highly Confident’ About Overcoming Boot From GM Leasing Program

Ally Subpoenaed By DOJ

On the same day the U.S. Department of the Treasury sold the last of its remaining 54.9 million shares of Ally common stock, Ally Financial revealed that it has received a subpoena from the Department of Justice related to subprime auto lending.

December 19, 2014

AutoNation to Cut Spending on Third-Party Lead Providers

The dealer group reported this week that its F&I operations achieved a record per-copy average of $1,401 in the third quarter. Officials also announced plans to cut spending on third-party lead providers 'every quarter' in order to invest in its own online presence.

October 30, 2014

Asbury Reports Record Second Quarter

The dealer group reported a 21% increase from last year’s adjusted income from continuing operations, as well as a 12% increase in total gross profit.

July 29, 2014

7 Financial Organizations Back Disparate Impact Amendment

7 Financial Organizations Back Disparate Impact Amendment

Seven financial organizations issued a letter to the U.S. House of Representatives on May 29 in support of an amendment to an appropriations bill that would limit Justice Department litigation relying on the disparate impact theory of discrimination.

June 9, 2014

NADA: Flat Fees Do Not Eliminate Discretion

A memo released by the NADA this week states that the CFPB’s proposed method for eliminating fair lending risk in the auto lending arena would do no such thing. Instead, dealers would still have discretion when it comes to selecting a finance source for their customers.

May 20, 2014

Acquisitions Drive 46% Revenue Increase for Dealertrack

Acquisitions Drive 46% Revenue Increase for Dealertrack

Dealertrack officials reported this week that average monthly subscription revenues from dealers were up 30% in the first quarter, thanks in part to the company’s recent acquisition of Dealer.com. Company officials also revealed plans to combine Dealer.com’s CRM capabilities with Dealertrack's own offering to produce a single solution.

May 15, 2014

Lithia Posts Record Revenues for 2013

The company’s revenues exceeded $1 billion in the fourth quarter and $4 billion for the full year. Its F&I operations also posted increases in F&I penetrations and profit per retail unit.

February 20, 2014

Dealertrack Posts Record Revenue for 2013

The tech firm touted a 24% increase in revenue for 2013. It also noted that more than 1,000 dealers visited the company’s booth at the NADA Convention & Expo.

February 20, 2014

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